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Respite gives parents and guardians a temporary or short-term break from the daily responsibilities of caring for a child who has an intellectual disability. This can help improve the caregiver’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.
Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD) provides a respite benefit for eligible families caring for a child with an intellectual disability.
The Family Respite Benefit is an income-tested, monthly financial benefit for parents or guardians of a child who has an intellectual disability. Benefit levels are based on financial need and assessed level of disability impact.
The purpose of the benefit is to enable parent or guardians to pay for short-term alternative or additional supervision and care of the child.
To be eligible for the respite benefit, parents or guardians must:
Families must agree to:
Parents or guardians who think they may be eligible for a respite benefit must:
Note: Families will need to work with the CLSD to develop a respite plan and discuss how they plan to use the benefit to best meet their respite needs. The family may also be asked to provide records.
To apply for the Family Respite Program, contact the Community Living Service Delivery office nearest you or call 306-787-3848.
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